- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691133778
- ISBN-13: 978-0691133775
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,074,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law
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"[Just Silences] is a probing recognition and response to the 'social fact' that now 'law is power.'"--Linda Ross Meyer, Law and Literature
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""Just Silences" is truly a work of astounding brilliance. It has influenced my thinking about my field permanently. Constable has a way of backing you into really extraordinary insights about the contemporary legal culture we occupy, and the project of knowledge and power that so many of us in sociolegal studies are engaged in. Her book will echo in discussions across a broad intersection of law, the humanities, and social science."--Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, coauthor of "Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law"
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